Curriculum Overview

At Sleights, we believe that purposeful, practical and collaborative experiences are central to inspiring learning. In line with our school vision, when we work together with purpose, we believe that children are happy learners, who flourish and succeed.

Sleights is safe and happy learning environment that provides children with rich opportunities for children to flourish and succeed.

Our approach:

Collaboration among staff and children is an integral tool in curriculum intent implementation and impact. All staff and children are encouraged and supported to take risks in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Learning is exciting, engaging and inspiring for all.
  • Well-planned and purposeful learning opportunities provide broad curriculum access for all learners.
  • Principles of Early Years practice and the characteristics of effective learning underpin the entire school curriculum across the full age range.
  • High expectations and standards and a culture of ongoing development and improvement leads to rapid progress and attainment.
  • All subject areas are valued equally and have the same importance and impact on the whole curriculum.
  • Children’s interests, exploration and prior experiences drive curriculum developments and progress.
  • Learning is ‘brought to life’ through opportunities to engage with subject experts and visits.
  • Learning will be open ended and allow all children to consider “Where will learning take you?”

Our creative curriculum follows a broad theme each term. We invite ideas and suggestions for tackling these themes from our children and families and integrate these wherever possible.

For 2021/2022, our curriculum themes are:

Autumn 2021: 

This is our World

Spring 2022:

Inventors and Inventions

Summer 2022: 


Due to Covid related school absence throughout the academic year, we reviewed our curriculum for the summer term to ensure effective coverage of all aspects. This is so that children can start the next academic year with no gaps in learning or knowledge which may hinder their continued progress.

Our revised planning for the summer term 2022 can be found here: Summer Term 2022 Revised Planning

A full copy of the Long Term Plan and individual subject coverage can be found below.

Long Term Plan for 2021 – 2022      This document predates the summer 2022 summary.